# Install MongoDB

Install MongoDB

To install MongoDB, downloading the latest and appropriate version of MongoDB that the system operating system and its version supports, is the first and foremost step.

• MongoDB is available for every versions of Windows, except Window XP.
• MongoDB for Windows Server 2008 R2 edition runs only on Window Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 64 bit, and the newer version of windows
• MongoDb for 64 bit Windows runs only on newer version of Windows contains 64 bit operating system like, Window Server 2008 R2, Window 7 64 bit etc.
• MongoDb for 32 bit Windows runs on only 32 bit windows as it supports databases smaller than 2 GB and is thus generally used in testing and development purposes.

Steps to Install MongoDB in Windows:

Step 1: Get the downloaded MongoDB msi file at the folder you installed.

Step 3: Follow the step by step instructions to complete the installation process.

Step 4: The data directory to store all the information is \data\db by default. Create the data directory folder by command prompt md\data\db.

Step 5: To start MongoDB, run mongodb.exe using C:\Program Files\MongoDB\bin\mongodb.exe command in the command prompt.

Step 6: Create a specific directory for MongoDB log files, in order to create a configuration file and a directory path for MongoDB log output.

Steps to Install MongoDB in Linux:

Step 1: Download and extract the MongoDB binaries using step by step commands in the command prompt.

• mkdir mongodb
• cd mongodb
• curl -O https://fastdl.mongodb.org/linux/mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.7.tgz
• tar xvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.7.tgz.

Step 2: Add MongoDB bin directory to PATH variable using step by step commands in the command prompt.

• mv mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.7 mongodb
• cd mongodb
• echo $PATH • export PATH=$PATH:/home/journal/mongodb/mongodb/bin

Step 3: Create directory for MongoDB files and start it using step by step commands in the command prompt.

• mkdir data
• cd bin
• ./mongod –dbpath /home/journal/mongodb/mongodb/data &